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Department: Civil & Architectural Engineering

College of Engineering and Applied Science

The Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Wyoming invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Geotechnical Engineering at the Assistant Professor level. Exceptional candidates will be considered for the position at the Associate Professor level.

Candidates must have a demonstrated ability to teach geotechnical engineering courses and to develop and sustain a nationally competitive research program. The successful candidate must hold an earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or in a closely related discipline by the position start date. A professional engineering license and professional experience are desirable but not required. The successful candidate must be able to teach traditional geotechnical engineering courses such as soil mechanics and foundation engineering. Research must be pursued in geotechnical engineering and related geosciences. Candidates with interest and experience in computational geotechnics or geomechanics, including soil and rock constitutive modeling and nonlinear dynamic analysis of geomechanical processes requiring high-performance computing are especially encouraged to apply. Emerging research areas of particular interest include energy-related geotechnics (blasting, tunneling, deep excavations), hydraulic fracturing, seismic characterization of deep rock strata; bio-geotechnical engineering; and geo-sustainability. UW faculty have access to world-class computational resources as described at

As the only doctoral-degree granting institution in Wyoming, the University of Wyoming maintains strong relationships with governmental agencies and industry in the State. Wyoming is a major energy-producing state, and research opportunities are abundant in energy-related geotechnical areas, renewable energy sectors and supporting industries.

The department consists of 22 tenured or tenure-track faculty and offers ABET-accredited baccalaureate programs in both civil engineering and architectural engineering to approximately 300 undergraduate students. The department also offers graduate programs at the Masters and PhD levels to roughly 60 graduate students.

Laramie is a picturesque and friendly town offering a reasonable cost of living and easy access to outdoor activities in the Rocky Mountain region. Additional information on the Department, College, and Laramie is available at:, and

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy. Please see We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check


Application Materials Required:

Applications must include: 1) a letter of application, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a statement of research interests, 4) a statement of teaching interests, and 5) contact information for at least three references. Do not include supplemental information, such as off-prints of papers, reference letters, or transcripts. Review of applications will begin on 1 October 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The start date for the position will be no later than August 2015. Submit applications in a single PDF file to:




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